Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Thirty-eight special

Last week, Representative Richard Hudson (R-NC-8) introduced the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017.

.38 Special Revolver
Ironically, the bill number is H. R. 38. Now is that just a coincidence, or was that bill number planned? At any rate, the number should be easy to remember when you contact your representative.

What would this bill do?

In a nutshell, if you live in a state that issues (concealed) handgun carry permits/licenses, and have a valid one, it would be valid in all states and Washington, D.C. If you live in a state that doesn't issue or require permits*, your driver's license would validate your legal ability to carry in all states plus the District.

Another provision of the bill would open up areas under the jurisdiction of

  • the National Park System
  • the National Wildlife Refuge System
  • the Bureau of Land Management
  • the Army Corps of Engineers
  • the Bureau of Reclamation

I am sorry to see it doesn't include Post Offices and property administered by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)**.

Included in the bill are provisions for recovery of damages-

  • When a person successfully asserts this section as a defense in a criminal proceeding, the court shall award the prevailing defendant a reasonable attorney’s fee. 
  • A person who is deprived of any right, privilege, or immunity secured by this section . . . may bring an action in any appropriate court . . . The court shall award a plaintiff prevailing in an action . . . damages . . . including a reasonable attorney’s fee. 

OK, some will argue that this should be the left to the states, and support their argument with the Tenth Amendment. I would counter with asserting that the Second Amendment is equally valid, and it is time for states such as New Jersey to cease jailing citizens from other states for the othewise exercising the otherwise benign natural right to carry a defensive weapon. Why should states continue to negate that right guaranteed by Second Amendment?

What's next?
Get your Representative's and Senator's local and Washington numbers on speed dial. Be prepared to pepper them with calls and emails.

*"does not prohibit the carrying of concealed firearms by residents of the State for lawful purposes."

**. . . although President Trump could take care of this January 20.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Palmetto State and Destructive Devices Industries join

Palmetto State Armory              Destructive Devices Industries

P R E S S  R E L E A S E 

JJE Capital Acquires DDI under same umbrella as PSA

 Columbia, S.C. (January 2,2017)- In an acquisition that strengthens the USA made AK market JJE Capital (PSA’s parent company) announced the purchasing of a majority equity interest in the boutique firearms manufacturer and importer Destructive Devices Industries. Palmetto State Armory CEO Jamin McCallum was quoted saying “This move will allow a concentrated effort by both PSA and DDI to continue the growth of the all American made AK-47 and its variants.” David Fillers of DDI will continue with the company as a financial partner as well as in an advisory role, he was quoted saying; “It was time to take DDI to the next level, and the best way I saw to do that was to partner with a proven industry leader.” Both PSA and DDI will remain separate entities, but will partner on R&D and compatibility in all related fields in order to pass on the benefit to the customer. This level of detail will be acquired through a joint venture between the two companies known as the “AK Excellence Center” which will be located in Columbia, SC and will focus on new developments for the iconic firearm. DDI also announced that its focus moving forward will be the US production of quality rifles. DDI will continue to stand behind all imported items that were previously sold, but from this point forward will no longer be a firearms importer. Adam Ruonala, Chief Marketing Officer of Palmetto State Armory said; “This move is a chance for two innovators of the American AK platform to come together, and with that kind of creativity at the helm, there is no telling how far this ship can go!” 

Contact: Adam Ruonala 
Palmetto State Armory

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Beware of wolves . . .

A recent article in the Knoxville News-Sentinel discusses gun control advocates' plan to-
continue their push for stiffer penalties against adult gun owners who leave loaded firearms within reach of young children.
The reporter rightly uses (give him creds) the phrase "gun control advocates" in the first line of the story. He goes on to quote Beth Joslin Roth, of the "Safe Tennessee Project", who is, in this case, advocating so-called safe storage laws.

Is this necessary?

Because, further in the story, it is revealed that-